Archive for Sponsors and Partners

UFCU: Celebrating 80 Years in our Community

UFCU: Celebrating 80 Years in our Community

Guest post from University Federal Credit Union. This month University Federal Credit Union celebrated 80 years of serving Austin and Galveston through authentic, lasting relationships with our members and the community. At UFCU we focus on people, not profits, and our desire to Do Good…

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When “special interests” are actually just “everyday people”

When “special interests” are actually just “everyday people”

Guest post from Austin Board of REALTORS® Emily Chenevert (Essential 2016).  How turning away from stereotypes can lead us toward more political unity. Say the phrase “special interest groups” and immediately, images of deals brokered in smoky backrooms or over drinks come to mind. In fact, we…

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The most important question we’ll consider this year

The most important question we’ll consider this year

Guest post by Stacy Armijo, Senior Vice President for Pierpont Communications and General Manager of the firm’s Austin & San Antonio offices.  Spin doctor… slickster… flack… These things and worse have all been said about professionals in my industry. Long ago, I stopped defending myself…

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Leading by Doing: The Travaasa Equation

Leading by Doing: The Travaasa Equation

Special guest post by Ashley Cothran A lot of people ask us what Travaasa means. When the creators set out to build our first location in Austin, there was no word that fit exactly what they planned to share with guests. They wanted to offer…

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Furthering the City’s Affordability and Energy Goals

Furthering the City’s Affordability and Energy Goals

More than 60,000 people moved to Austin in 2014. As more people start to call Austin home, local leaders, businesses and developers, including those of us at Texas Gas Service, must find new and economical ways to meet the changing needs of a growing population…

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Be the Cure for Heart Disease and Stroke: Join the You’re the Cure advocacy network!

Be the Cure for Heart Disease and Stroke: Join the You’re the Cure advocacy network!

Special guest post by Joey Colleran, American Heart Association, Austin Are you interested in helping build a healthier Austin? Do you want to join a team of passionate volunteer advocates committed to clearing the air, increasing access to healthy food, and strengthening healthcare delivery throughout the…

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New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

Guest article by Dawn Handley, COO of Austin Travis County Integral Care. A mental health crisis can happen anywhere, at any time and take many different forms. In Travis County, a person who has a mental illness and is experiencing homelessness loses her medication and goes…

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The Real World: Capital Metro

The Real World: Capital Metro

Special guest post by John Julitz, Capital Metro. This is the true story of Capital Metro’s efforts to provide the best transit experience for the people of Central Texas. Find out what happens when a transit agency works with the community and starts getting real….

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